MD SB470 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 20 2023 - 50% progression
Action: 2023-03-21 - Referred Environment and Transportation
Pending: House Environment and Transportation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Establishing certain goals and programs related to land conservation; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Program to provide loans to certain land trusts to purchase land for conservation purposes; establishing the Land Preservation Rapid Response Advisory Committee to review loan applications and make recommendations on which projects to fund; establishing the Local Land Trust Revolving Loan Fund; requiring the Governor to include $10,000,000 in the fiscal year 2025 budget bill for the Fund; etc.

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Natural Resources - Land Conservation - Establishment of Goals and Programs (Maryland the Beautiful Act)



2023-03-21HouseReferred Environment and Transportation
2023-03-20SenateThird Reading Passed (46-0)
2023-03-20SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-20SenateFavorable with Amendments {863221/1 Adopted
2023-03-20SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Budget and Taxation
2023-02-03SenateHearing 3/01 at 1:00 p.m. (Budget and Taxation) and Hearing canceled (Education, Energy, and the Environment)
2023-02-03SenateHearing canceled (Education, Energy, and the Environment)
2023-02-03SenateHearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Energy, and the Environment)
2023-02-03SenateFirst Reading Budget and Taxation and Education, Energy, and the Environment

Same As/Similar To

HB631 (Crossfiled) 2023-03-20 - Referred Budget and Taxation Education, Energy, and the Environment


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Natural Resources3201(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources3210(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources3214(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources3215(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources3216(n/a)See Bill Text
Natural Resources5104(n/a)See Bill Text
State Finance and Procurement171(n/a)See Bill Text
State Finance and Procurement6226(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments